Social Innovation Fellow 2011
Piramal Water – Sarvajal — India — Water
Sameer Kalwani developed the technology platforms for Sarvajal, a clean-water franchise business in India. Sarvajal equips local entrepreneurs to sell clean water with electronic point-of-sale technology, a smart controller on the filtration system and mobile-enabled data collection that allows tracking of social impact in real time. With over 70,000 people currently benefiting and tens of thousands more to be reached within a matter of months, Sarvajal is reducing the burden of disease on society by providing affordable and clean drinking water to those without access.